cystine

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noun cys·tine \ˈsi-ˌstēn\

Definition of cystine

  1. :  a crystalline amino acid C6H12N2O4S2 that is widespread in proteins (such as keratins) and is a major metabolic sulfur source

Origin and Etymology of cystine

from its discovery in bladder stones


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cystine

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noun cys·tine \ˈsis-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of cystine

  1. :  an amino acid C6H12N2O4S2 that is a dimer of cysteine, is widespread in proteins (as keratins), and is a major metabolic sulfur source


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